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Manoj Khanna


Agile Coach, Trainer & Consultant

Location: New York, NY



Manoj Khanna is an Agile Consultant, a Coach and an adviser to executives, project sponsors, managers and teams developing complex products using Agile and Scrum.

Manoj heads the Global Agile Competency Office in North America, and delivers Agile training, coaching and consulting to MphasiS clients of all sizes. Clients include major retail organization in North America, major retail Financial company, a mobile app development company, and other high-end to mid-market organizations.

Manoj is the author of a book from Auerbach Publications and is a Certified Scrum Master. He’s a contributor to PMI on Risk Management and Project Management Competency framework. He writes regularly on his blog He’s a contributor to and CIOBlogs. He’s spoken at events and conferences on Open Source, Digital Publishing and Technology events.

Manoj was the founding member of COSSFEST, that helped shape the open source and agile development conference in Calgary in 2007. Since its inception COSSFEST now attracts speakers from across the globe on niche technology and open source topics not readily available in commercial setup conferences. 


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Articles I've written

Top Five Reasons Product Owners Should Attend Daily Scrums
While there are many reasons why the product owner's presence and participation in the Daily Scrum are vital, here are the top five. . . .

Lean Building: Understanding Waste and Managing It with Agile
In Agile, these eight identified wastes from Lean management are addressed throughout the life cycle of the product development. Let's look at them one by one. . . .

How to Be a Stellar Product Owner
Some POs may lose their focus on the team as external priorities shift. To address this and a few other factors that can affect the transition from being an average PO to being a stellar PO, I've listed some traits that can help a PO move in that direction. . . .

The Significance of Product Backlog Refinement in Scrum Success
Product backlog refinement, or PBR, is an integral component of successful Scrums. This process of continuously reviewing product backlog items, to ensure that teams know exactly what to work on in the sprints, cannot be done without.

Reasons Why Agile Coaches Must Get Their Hands Dirty
Agile coaches must be involved in the client's Agile process. Those who have the impression that Agile coaching can be done from the sidelines are mistaken . . .

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